Golden Visa For Students In Uae

Did you know that your studies in the UK could make you eligible for a non-resident permit (Tier One) for the rest of your life?  The Tier One visa is also known as the “golden visa” and is valid for life.  This means that when you obtain this document, you can go anywhere in the world without asking for permission from the British government.  To be clear, a student visa will let you enter and exit the UK whenever it suits you – but it doesn’t grant you any sort of legal status to stay there in the long term.One of the golden visas to be issued in 2015 is the golden visa for students. Student visas have received less public attention than investor visas, even being overlooked by the student media. However golden visas for students will become one of the most common types of golden visa as more governments use them to attract foreign students to their countries.

Golden Visa For Students In Uae

Student visas are extremely difficult to obtain for people from outside the European Union. I’d be surprised if you’re a student in your twenties and not interested in travelling and working at least part-time in cities such as London, Madrid, Milan or Paris after you graduate. But this won’t be convenient unless you hold a work visa. And even then you will be constrained to engage in certain kinds of employment and pass certain tests that often make it extremely difficult for students to secure the right kind of visa.

What is the UAE’s Golden visa?

The UAE’s ‘Golden visa’ is a long- term residency visa which enables foreign talents to live and work or study in the UAE while enjoying exclusive benefits which include:

  • an entry visa for six months with multiple entries to proceed with residence issuance
  • a long term, renewable residence visa valid for 10 years
  • a self-sponsored visa, as there is no need for an employment sponsor
  • ability to stay outside the UAE for more than the usual restriction of six months in order to keep their residence visa valid
  • sponsoring their family members, including spouse and children regardless of their ages
  • sponsoring unlimited number of domestic helpers
  • allowing family members to stay in the UAE until the end of their permit duration, if the primary holder of the Golden visa passes away.

Who is the Golden visa for?

The Golden visa is for:

  1. Investors

Real estate investors can obtain a Golden visa in the UAE if they fulfil one of the following conditions: 

  • purchase a property worth no less than AED two million or
  • purchase a property with a loan from specific local banks or
  • buy one or more off-plan properties of no less than AED two million from approved local real estate companies.

     2. Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs can obtain a Golden visa if they fulfil one of the following conditions:

  • ·own or partner in a start-up registered as a small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE, and the company generates annual revenues of not less than AED one million
  • ·obtain an approval for a start-up idea from an official business incubator or from Ministry of Economy or other competent local authorities
  • must have founded an entrepreneurial project that was sold for a total amount of not less than AED seven million.

3. Exceptional talents

Inventors, innovators, and exceptional talents in vital fields such as culture, art, sports and digital technology can obtain a Golden visa regardless of their educational qualification, employment status, monthly salary or professional level. The visa requires a recommendation or approval from a federal or local government entity.

4. Scientists and professionals

Scientists

Scientists and researchers with high achievements and influence in their field can get the Golden visa based on a recommendation from the Emirates Scientists Council. A candidate should have a PhD or a Master’s degree in one of the disciplines of engineering, technology, life sciences and natural sciences from the best universities in the world, as well as substantial research achievements.

Professionals

Professionals or highly-skilled workers with high educational qualifications and professional experience in all disciplines, including medicine, sciences and engineering, information technology, business and administration, education, law, culture and social sciences can get the Golden visa if they:

  • have a valid employment contract in the UAE
  • are classified in the first or second occupational level as per the classification of Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • have a monthly salary of not be less than AED 30,000.

5. Outstanding students and graduates

High performing students in the UAE’s secondary schools and outstanding graduates from the UAE’s universities and the best 100 universities worldwide can get the Golden visa. Criteria includes academic performance/cumulative average, year of graduation and the university classification.

6. Humanitarian pioneers

Humanitarian pioneers such as the following can get the Golden visa:

  • distinguished members of international and regional organisations
  • ·outstanding members of associations of public benefit
  • recipients of recognition awards in humanitarian fields
  • distinguished volunteers and sponsors of humanitarian efforts.

7.Frontline heroes

Frontline workers with extraordinary efforts in crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic can also get the Golden visa.

Aiming at attracting and retaining talents, the UAE updates the Golden Residence rules as a part of the new Entry and Residence Scheme. The scope of beneficiaries is expanded offering more benefits including 10 years renewable residence pic.twitter.com/WwWWBWh9jY

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